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    After more conversations re: Cael...

    After speaking with several devoted wrestling followers and people I would consider Ďinsidersí over the weekend and Monday morning, I am of the opinion that Cael Sanderson had to go to Penn State for Cael Sanderson.

    I know that sounds fairly ambiguous, but let me flesh it out.

    I donít think there is any rift between Cael & Jamie Pollard, or Cael and President Geoffrey. Cael talked openely about his appreciate for Pollard offering him the head coaching job, and how Iowa State is lucky to have him. I think Cael meant it, as I just donít think Cael is one of those guys that is into nice-speak.

    Thatís one of my favorite things about interviewing wrestling coaches; they donít sugar coat much of anything, and while Cael is not as brash as some are, he is bottom line, and he is honest.

    I no longer believe that itís about the money; even if he does have mega incentives in his deal, I donít think that was the driving force behind his decision.

    Unfortunately for Iowa State fans, the very thing that led him to being one of your favorite sons might have also caused him to look beyond the city limits of Ames, and that is......

    LINK TO BLOG


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    Re: After more conversations re: Cael...

    Good blog...


    cue anti-pollards....now!


    Last edited by Palmer; 04-20-2009 at 11:29 AM.

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    Re: After more conversations re: Cael...

    Thanks Jon, That killed my idea, and I apoligize for any inconvience to the president and Jamie


    Last edited by Dave19642006; 04-20-2009 at 11:31 AM.

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    Re: After more conversations re: Cael...

    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    cue anti-pollards....now!
    I will admit I was wondering stuff along these lines. But everyone I have spoken with, and many that have no loyalties to Jamie, but are close to Cael, has told me there is no rift. There is nothing ISU could have done. This is making more sense to me now.


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    Re: After more conversations re: Cael...

    LOL, I love it:

    "‘What went wrong?’ noobie JimCY4U would ask on the boards, even though he had never been into Hilton to watch a dual meet in his life."



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    Re: After more conversations re: Cael...

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post

    I know that sounds fairly ambiguous, but let me flesh it out.
    No it just sounds like typical Des Moines sports "reporting".

    He did it because he did, nice one. Who would've thought of that?



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    Re: After more conversations re: Cael...

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    I will admit I was wondering stuff along these lines. But everyone I have spoken with, and many that have no loyalties to Jamie, but are close to Cael, has told me there is no rift. There is nothing ISU could have done. This is making more sense to me now.



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    Re: After more conversations re: Cael...

    Quote Originally Posted by mplscyclone View Post
    No it just sounds like typical Des Moines sports "reporting".

    He did it because he did, nice one. Who would've thought of that?
    There is always a reason. It just might a personal one. If you were Cael, and his real reason is the perfection curse, would you come out and say " I left because you all expect me to be perfect"? I wouldn't.


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    Re: After more conversations re: Cael...

    Quote Originally Posted by mplscyclone View Post
    No it just sounds like typical Des Moines sports "reporting".

    He did it because he did, nice one. Who would've thought of that?
    The good thing here for both of us is now you know that when you see something I write, it holds no value to you. So you won't have to waste you time reading it, and I won't have to waste mine responding to you.


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    Re: After more conversations re: Cael...

    Cael and JP get along just fine.

    We are in a financial bind which limits what can be done with the program. Some are due to the results of decisions made by JP. That didn't help things.



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    Re: After more conversations re: Cael...

    Ahem.

    Nice work Jon. Though clearly this is Hawk homer, anti-Cyclone propaganda.


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    Re: After more conversations re: Cael...

    He was probably taking the high road where it is justified to lie, unlike the money statement that couldn't have been a lie because it was coming from Cael.

    It must have been more that he was second fiddle in Iowa as a coach and wasn't liking that when he is second to none as a wrestler then.



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    Re: After more conversations re: Cael...

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    I will admit I was wondering stuff along these lines. But everyone I have spoken with, and many that have no loyalties to Jamie, but are close to Cael, has told me there is no rift. There is nothing ISU could have done. This is making more sense to me now.
    Thanks for the input!

    CS's facebook blog sounds like the PR department for PSU; most supported Ath Dept. in the country, most yearly applicants, 8 NC wrestlers from the 4 hour area... . It appears that he bought thier "Bright Lights / Big City" talk hook, line, and sinker.



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    Re: After more conversations re: Cael...

    Very nice blog, Jon. I wish he would have stayed, but if that's the reason, then it actually makes more sense than some of the other theories thrown out.


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    Re: After more conversations re: Cael...

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    The good thing here for both of us is now you know that when you see something I write, it holds no value to you. So you won't have to waste you time reading it, and I won't have to waste mine responding to you.

    This isn't anything personal. But honestly, I don't think you do your job well at all on these types of things. I don't think Keith Murphy, Andy Fales, et al, do either. I just think with the resources people had they could do better.

    If it isn't wrong of Cael to expect "Pefection" why is it wrong for me to expect the same from our local media?



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